Tentacle Umbrella

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Tentacle Umbrella designed by Amy Crook

Tentacle Umbrella designed by Amy Crook

My poor lovely parasol is in need of repair that I’m not sure I can find anywhere to give it, so when I found a site that made one-off custom umbrellas, well, I couldn’t resist. I originally did the design to be another fabric at Spoonflower, but the file was 3x too big for their uploader — oops — so I shrunk it down and used it for the panels of this umbrella instead.

The photos do a bad job of showcasing the way the background fades from light near the tip to dark at the edges, and of course the writhing purple-black tentacles work well with the slanting, rain-like linework. If you look at it up close, you can see that the lines were scanned from hand-drawn pen lines, and the tentacles have that special Sharpie marker feel to them. My poor computer cried bitter tears when I was putting together the full-resolution, layered file in Photoshop, heh.

ETA: I’ve ordered a Very Limited Edition of 3 more of these, and two are already spoken for. If you’d like the last one for $40 +shipping, let me know! All sold!

Tentacle Umbrella designed by Amy Crook

Tentacle Umbrella designed by Amy Crook

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  1. kristine says:

    holy crap, that’s so awesome! I totally wouldn’t have guessed a company existed to make umbrellas from art! This is an awesome snazzy idea that shows off your tentacles just lovely. great job 🙂